11/05/2013 - QB Bryn Renner's UNC career ended by shoulder injury...North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner may have played his last game in a Tar Heels uniform, with Inside Carolina reporting that the injury will hold the fifth-year senior out for the rest of the 2013 season. Renner took off on a five-yard scramble late in the third quarter and was hit by N.C. State's Monty Nelson as he was sliding to the ground. Renner immediately grabbed his left shoulder and received medical attention from the training staff, but returned to the field briefly in the fourth quarter. The Inside Carolina report cites multiple team sources and Renner's North Carolina teammates began sending out tweets on Tuesday that confirmed he was done for the year.
With Renner out, redshirt sophomore Marquise Williams likely becomes the full-time quarterback for the Tar Heels offense. Williams started in place of Renner against Virginia Tech, and has been a regular, chance-of-pace presence in the offense in the last three games. Renner finishes his UNC career ranked third in passing yards (8,221), second in passing touchdowns (64), third in completions (668) and becomes the school's new career leader for completion percentage (66.5).
North Carolina needs to win three of the final four games (Virginia, at Pittsburgh, Old Dominion, Duke) to become bowl eligible for the first time under head coach Larry Fedora. While the Tar Heels finished with a 8-4 record in 2012, they were ineligible to compete for the ACC title or play in a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
10/26/2013 - Bryn Renner threw for two touchdowns and North Carolina snapped a four-game losing streak by routing Boston College 34-10 on Saturday. Renner finished 18 of 21 for 227 yards with a 13-yard touchdown to Ryan Switzer and a 10-yarder to Bug Howard for the Tar Heels (2-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Howard also caught a backbreaking 17-yard touchdown pass from change-of-pace quarterback Marquise Williams late in the third quarter. Williams and A.J. Blue had short scoring runs for the Tar Heels.
Andre Williams, the ACC's leading rusher, ran for 172 yards in his fifth 100-yard performance of the season and had a 56-yard touchdown run. But facing a defense that allows an ACC-worst 456 yards per game, the Eagles (3-4, 1-3) managed just 261 total yards and converted just 5 of 16 third downs. Until the final five meaningless minutes, they took only five snaps in North Carolina territory. Chase Rettig was 10 of 20 for 57 yards and was sacked four times for BC. - AP Sports
10/17/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Senior QB Bryn Renner is scheduled to be back in the starting lineup after missing the loss at Virginia Tech because of a foot injury. He leads ACC quarterbacks in passing yards per game with his average of 279.3. - The Sports Xchange
10/17/2013 - Scouting the North Carolina passing game: Junior TE Eric Ebron is QB Bryn Renner's favorite target, leading the team in receptions with 23 for 333 yards. Protecting Renner will be a major key as Miami has 18 sacks. - The Sports Xchange
09/09/2013 - North Carolina ended up kicking off to start both halves against Middle Tennessee on Saturday, a strange development. Middle Tennessee won the coin flip and deferred its decision, and then the Tar Heels opted to choose the direction it would go rather than taking the ball to start on the game on an ideal day with no wind factoring in at Kenan Stadium. "I was definitely stunned by that," quarterback Bryn Renner said.
It was odd any way you slice it, but particularly for a North Carolina team so intent on its no-huddle offense designed to wear out opposing teams. "It was must a miscommunication between the captains and myself and we'll make sure it doesn't happen again," coach Larry Fedora said. Middle Tennessee reached the North Carolina 1 on its opening drive before a turnover. The Blue Raiders made the Tar Heels pay to start the second half by driving for a touchdown for their first points of the game. - The Sports Xchange
09/07/2013 - Romar Morris scored twice to help North Carolina run out to a big lead and beat Middle Tennessee 40-20 on Saturday. Bryn Renner threw for 339 yards and a touchdown for the Tar Heels (1-1), who led all day to regroup after a loss at highly ranked South Carolina. North Carolina scored the first 23 points, had 511 yards and never let the Blue Raiders (1-1) get closer than 13 points after halftime.
Jordan Parker ran for a touchdown and Jared Singletary returned a fumble for a score early in the fourth quarter that brought Middle Tennessee to within 26-13. But the Blue Raiders committed four turnovers, had their offense go dormant in the first half and struggled to consistently slow the Tar Heels' no-huddle spread offense. Renner found Quinshad Davis for an 18-yard touchdown shortly after Singletary's return to retake momentum, helping UNC win its third straight home opener. - AP Sports
08/29/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Bryn Renner goes into his senior season as one of the most accurate passers in ACC history, ranking No. 4 at 66.7 percent, and he is 15 touchdown passes from setting a school record in the category. He also has earned praised for the way he has handled coach Larry Fedora's up-tempo offense in his second season in the scheme. - The Sports Xchange
08/14/2013 - 2013 MANNING AWARD WATCH LIST: Bryn Renner Sr. NORTH CAROLINA 63.6,...Renner comes back to Chapel Hill to take aim at the Carolina career record book after one of the most prolific seasons in school history in 2012. Renner passed for 3,356 yards and a school-record 28 touchdowns a year ago, and trails just T.J. Yates and Darian Durant in all four major passing categories. An honorable mention All-ACC pick last season, Renner is a preseason third-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele and was also chosen for the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch lists. - North Carolina football
08/14/2013 - 2013 JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCHLIST: Bryn Renner, North Carolina,...Renner passed for 3,356 yards and a school-record 28 touchdowns a year ago, and trails just T.J. Yates and Darian Durant in all four major passing categories. - North Carolina football
08/11/2013 - TOP NORTH CAROLINA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 5. QB Bryn Renner (6-3, 215, 4.79)...Renner has steadily improve his production the past two seasons and finished strong in 2012 with four straight 300-yard passing performances to end the year with an 11-2 TD-INT ratio over that stretch. As North Carolina enters the second year of Fedora's offense, the stage is set for him to take a big leap forward as a signal caller. The son of a football coach, Renner is a tough-minded competitor who might replace Arkansas' Tyler Wilson as the toughest quarterback in college football.
He doesn't have an elite arm and will get himself in trouble when forcing throws, but he shows good-enough arm strength for the next level with downfield touch. Renner understands how to find mismatches and exploit them, doing a nice job taking what the defense gives him. His ball placement and on-field leadership need to be refined, but he'll look down the gun barrel and give his weapons a chance to make a play. While he won't "wow" with his physical tools, Renner is an intriguing quarterback prospect who might surprise as a senior if he continues to improve. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
08/11/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: QB Bryn Renner - An extremely accurate passer, Renner threw for 3,356 yards and 28 touchdowns in completing 65.4 percent of his passes with only seven interceptions in 2012. - The Sports Xchange
07/19/2013 - 2013 DAVEY O'BRIEN WATCH LIST: Bryn Renner, North Carolina...Renner comes back to Chapel Hill to take aim at the Carolina career record book after one of the most prolific seasons in school history in 2012. Renner passed for 3,356 yards and a school-record 28 touchdowns a year ago, and trails just T.J. Yates and Darian Durant in all four major passing categories. An honorable mention All-ACC pick last season, Renner is a preseason third-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele and was also chosen for the Maxwell Award Watch List. - North Carolina football
07/17/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Bryn Renner, North Carolina...Renner comes back to Chapel Hill to take aim at the Carolina career record book after one of the most prolific seasons in school history in 2012. Renner passed for 3,356 yards and a school-record 28 touchdowns a year ago, and trails just T.J. Yates and Darian Durant in all four major passing categories. An honorable mention All-ACC pick last season, Renner is a preseason third-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele. - North Carolina football